How do I change the IP address of the server?

Posted October 20, 2014 49.8k views

I got an error after installing the server, from yahoo mail servers, that the IP is blacklisted. We used one email address to send aproximately 30 emails, some to yahoo and some to clients.

Now the IP is blocked for all yahoo email addresses. What can we do? The yahoo support didn’t help.

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Submit an Answer
3 answers

In order to get a new IP address, you need to recreate the droplet. In order to retain your data, you can first take a snapshot of your existing droplet. You can do so by selecting the “Snapshots” tab in the server control panel.

Now, you can create a new droplet based on that snapshot. To do so, select the snapshot from the “My Snapshots” tab:

To make sure you get a new IP address, wait to destroy the initial droplet until after you create the new one. Usually people are more concerned with retaining their IP address, so the system will actually try to give you the same one if it is available.